Re: [PATCH v3 2/4] pinctrl: pinctrl-imx: add imx pinctrl core driver

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On 13:48 Fri 27 Apr     , Shawn Guo wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 05:15:36PM +0200, Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD wrote:
> > We have on Imx mxc at91 and other SoC controler hich you configure per pin
> > 
> > which means one pin have multiple function and the same function is on
> > multiple pins
> > 
> > so the groups are just a list of possible pins
> > 
> > Instead of re-inventing bindings we do need to come with a common binding whre
> > it's possible
> > 
> > So instead I proppose (send in the v2) to use common way to describe the group
> > 
> Let's see how many nodes we will have in device tree.  For imx6q
> example, there are 332 pins and each pin has up to 8 function selects.
> We will end up with having 332 x 8 = 2656 sub nodes under node
> "functions".  Device tree simply cannot afford such a bloating.
device tree can offord it

except you are going to have hundereds of duplicated pinctrl configuration
as different board will have different mux which is impossbile to maintain

and I do not expect we add all the configuration possible but just the common

Best Regards,

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